Lee Young served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He then served in the Air Force Reserve for seven years. Interviewed by Kristen Miller as part of the Kansas Veterans History Project, Young talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Young was born in Syracuse, New York on November 3, 1925. He worked as a sonar operator and technician on a destroyer escort in the Pacific theater. He took part in the invasions of the Philippines and Okinawa. After the war, Young went to Syracuse University and the University of Kansas with the help of the G.I. Bill. He received a master’s degree in journalism. Young then taught at the University of Kansas for twenty-five years. He retired in 1989. Young shared photographs of himself, his family, and a naval ship during the interview. Young passed away on August 30, 2018.